midba(e)

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Forms: midbae

n io, n. (3 mid + vn. of ben- `cuts, strikes') lit. middle cut , hence (acc. to Plummer, MS. notes) an average , cf. Germ. Durchschnitt. Cf. JCS ii 204 . cach mes cach tomus olcena is a midbu miter .i. is ondi tara mbi int eibe meodanach .i. in grainne a mesem- naigther e; eipe .i. grainne mas fir damsa, O'Dav. 1244 ; every estimate and every measurement, it is according to the average that it is measured, i.e. from the point across which the middle cut goes; i.e. the grain by which it is measured (must be of this average size); so that `eipe' means grain, if I am not mistaken (Plummer). mid .i. leth .i. midbae .i. graine; midbae dino .i. leth-ben no leth-uagh, fo bith in toraind bis iter indala ben de ┐ in mben n-aile `midbae' then a half-end [benn] or a half-whole, because of the mark (division) which there is between it and the other end (Plummer), H. 3.18 p. 72 ( O'C. 113 ); the same gl. is given ib. p. 636 ( O'C. 1412 ) and O'Mulc. 822 , 823 (which should go together). The glossators' explanation as `grain' seems to be an error. Cf. also: midba bretha, Laws i 26.3 (title of a law-tract; the `juste milieu' of judgement, Plummer notes), and see midbad.

midbac

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n o, m., (3 mid + bac `bend, angle') part of the body, the small of the back: dobert . . . beim . . . dait hi midbach do droma, TBC² 2499. g s. benfat sgis cos ┐ lám ┐ midbac droma uaibh, RC xiv 36.5 .

midbach

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n see ibdach.

midbad

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Forms: mi[d]bhaid

n a legal term occurring in the term fer m.¤ given to a member of a low class of freeman, appar. a young man not yet possessed of hereditary land , his father being alive (Thurneysen, ZCP xiv 343 , 361 , cf. MacNeill, Law of Status 277 n. 1 ; MacNeill, ib. 283 n. 1 , explains as fer midboth `a between-house man', `a man of mid-cottages', from both `booth, cabin'), a youth living on his father's land. is e bēs foloing fer midbad, Laws ii 258.18 . saeiri fir m.¤ , v 106.18 . cadeat grad tuaithi? Fer midba, bo-aire, etc., iv 298.12 (Crith Gabl.) = fer midbotha, ib. 17 . fer midhbadh (grade of the Féne corresponding to fochlach in grades of poets), 354.21 . ōtā fer miudbu co righ, ii 146.10 Comm. (extremes of rank). cema he righ Ereann ┐ in fear mbidhbaid, H. 3.18 p. 218ab ( O'C. 388 ), cf. Laws v 42.23 . ōna teora fearuibh midbuidh `the three lowest grades', Laws ii 152.12 Comm. na tri fir midba, a tri n-eineclann, H. 3.18 p. 177b ( O'C. 322 ); the three classes of fer m.¤ , acc. to this passage, were aged respectively 14, 20, and 30, cf. Laws iv 300.

Cf. further: immat buar. terc ass. midhbuidh tromm in gach tír (signs of degenerate times) `dependants burdensome', SG 80.9 = mi[d]bhaid, Lism. L. p. xxvi (= B. of Lism. 29a2 ), where Stokes quotes P. O'C. : miodhbhaidh .i. eineachlann `a mulct or fine'; cf. miodbhaidh .i. eineaclann honour-price , O'Cl. , a gloss perh. due to misunderstanding of a passage like that from H. 3.18, 177b quoted above. The meaning above may be men of low standing or juniors .

midbadach

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adj o, ā. belonging to the class of `fer midbad': rāidem fēne fírfodlaib . . . midbothaig, trí ocairig, trí bo-airig buain, ZCP v 499 § 6. ben mbidbodaig, Laws ii 380.6 Comm.

midbaid

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x see midbad.

midbolc

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x see 3 mid.

midbotha

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x see midbad, -ach.

midchlais

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n bla miand midclais (.i. slan donti claides an mēin asa medonclais), Laws iii 202.16 , 17 ; acc. to the gloss middle trench . bla mēin midclais .i. slan don miandaigh inni claides a mian `the exemption of the gratification of desire, i.e. the longing woman is exempt (in eating) what subdues her desire', 204.8 , 9 ; quoted by O'Dav. 1265 with gl.: midhclais .i. boltanughadh . . . .i. cia teis tuth bracha i mbein torraig, as though = midchlos.

midchlos

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n odour, fragrance? bolud ┐ midclos inna mblatha, Ériu ii 128 § 92. a bolad ┐ a midchlos, 118 § 52 . See also midchlais.

midchuairt

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Forms: midchuarta

n (1 mid (or possibly 3 mid) + 1 cúairt ZCP xxxiii 7 , Ériu lx 2-3 ) f. banqueting hall , also called tech midchuarta : miodhchuairt .i. meadhonchuairt, O'Cl. asrenar eneclann cach prim-persaind asa m.¤ , Laws i 164.25 Comm. i mm.¤ mo thige, Fél. Ep. 94 (glossed: i medonchuairt, Laud 610). dogen[ad] failte fri cach n-óen it' m.¤ már, RC xxv 22 § 4 . co mannaib moraib midchuarda medardæ, ZCP xi 93 § 28 . tech midchúarda (of Bruiden Dá Derga), BDD 87. for tellach taige . . . medraig midchuartai, Aisl. MC 87.11 (mid- chuartai[g], Meyer). assa mmidchórdaib comtháirgetha, combuithe, cuirmthigi comlabartha comléicther '(who) is expelled from her central quarters of common supply, common living, common conversation in the ale-house' Peritia ix 107 § 2 . Esp. of the banqueting-hall of Tara: sudigud Tige Midchúarta, FB 2. Ériu iv 128.13 . Of a goblet: midchúairt a all, Éigse xxxvii 78 § 8 .